Archive for August 2012

Gator Tug-Of-War

Somehow I appeased the Rain gods.  After a day in lab picking out nematodes from alligator stomachs, praying that the rain would clear up, me and two of my undergrads were off with Florida Fish and Wildlife to Silver Lake for some gator catching/population survey.  For my undergrads this would be their first time on…

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Next stop…the Twilight Zone

“This highway leads to the shadowy tip of reality:” The last week or so, I have been on various highways, leading me to a parasitic tip of reality. “you’re on a through route to the land of the different, the bizarre, the unexplainable…” I have been on a route taking me to Louisiana and Florida…

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When the Gods of Field Research give you lemons…

When the Gods of Field Research give you lemons, you make some lemonade and then you throw the rest of the lemons at the heathens!  As any field researcher knows, nothing ever goes to plan during field research.  Your field assistants don’t show up, your equipment doesn’t work, your boat engine dies on you in…

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Stuck in the Land of Enchantment

My 2012 Louisiana/Florida research has begun with a bang… literally!  The fun began yesterday as one of my undergrad students began our journey across country.  It still blows my mind that as a little girl one of my dreams in life was to drive across country and holy crap its a dream come true!  We…

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Surviving the Realms of Mordor

I had to keep ensuring to people I was alive these last several weeks.  I kept getting messages, “Where are you?  I know you are not traveling.  Were you abducted by aliens?”  One, if I WAS abducted by aliens, I would only hope that at the end of my experience it included a ride on…

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